Do you often find yourself asking this question?
“How can I stop my back, neck or joint pain?”
We specialize in caring for muscular and skeletal disorders, with a special concentration in non-surgical care of conditions of the spine and joints. So whether you are having pain from a Herniated disc, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis or arthritis, we have a solution for you. Using a team approach, our goal is to restore and maximize your daily function to help get you back to a healthy, active lifestyle.
OSS Health’s Spine Team uses many diagnostic tools to determine the cause of pain, including EMG‘s (electromyography), X-Rays, MRI’s and nerve conduction studies. Once the cause of pain is determined, a treatment plan is developed to meet your individual needs.
A wide range of non-surgical procedures are offered to help reduce pain. These procedures are minimally invasive and do not require surgery. They are generally performed using a local anesthetic and occasionally “twilight” sedation. Procedures usually last less than an hour and the patient is usually able to go home shortly after their injection. These injections can be repeated over the course of a year if needed
Facet Joint Injections
A Facet Joint Injection is a needle-based procedure used to treat pain related to Facet Joint Arthritis which causes inflammation of the facet joints in the spine. The goal of this procedure is to use a mix of corticosteroids and anesthetic medications to decrease the inflammation of the facet joints in the neck or lower back that are causing localized pain as well as pain that can radiate into the extremities.
Epidural Steroid Injections
An Epidural Steroid Injection is a needle-based procedure used to treat pain related to spinal nerve compression and/or nerve inflammation. The goal of this procedure is to use a mix of corticosteroids and anesthetic medications to decrease the inflammation of spinal nerves that are causing localized pain in the back or neck as well as pain that radiates into the extremities.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a complicated condition that is not yet fully understood. CRPS is chronic pain that usually continues after a seemingly minor injury but the pain is not in proportion with the original injury. CRPS often affects the arms or legs and you may feel like the arm or leg is persistently in pain for no reason at all. The pain may be localized to one of the limbs or seem to “jump” from limb to limb.
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
A Sacroiliac Joint Injection, also called an SI Joint Injection, is a needle-based procedure used to treat pain related to the Sacroiliac Joint which causes inflammation of the sacroiliac joints of the spine. The goal of this procedure is to use a mix of corticosteroids and anesthetic medications to decrease the inflammation of the sacroiliac joints that are causing localized pain as well as pain that can radiate into the hips.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Rhizotomy & Radiofrequency Ablation
A rhizotomy (also known as a radiofrequency ablation) is a nonsurgical procedure used to treat back, neck or pain in the extremities that originates in the spinal nerves or the joints at the back of the spine, known as the facet joints. As spinal nerves are irritated they send pain signals to the brain which then sends these pain signals back throughout the neck, back, arms or legs.
Other Nonsurgical Treatment Options
- Ultrasound-Guided Therapeutic
- Hyaluronic Acid Injections
- Nerve Root Blocks
- Physical Therapy
- Activity Modification
Meet Our Physiatrists:
- Michael B. Furman, MS, MD.
- James J. Gilhool, DO
- Paul S. Lin, MD
- Shannon Schultz, MD
- Brian D. Steinmetz, DO
- Brady Wahlberg, DO
Meet Our Pain Management Fellows: